2OCT 2014


Indonesian Minister Praises Otsuka's Women Empowerment Policies

Minister of Woman Empowerment and Child Protection, Linda Amalia Sari Gumelar, giving a speech at Kejayan Plant, Indonesia
Interacting with students at Rumah Belajar (House of Learning)
Visiting Lactation room at the Kejayan Factory

On October 2nd, the Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection Mrs. Linda Amalia Sari Gumelar, visited Kejayan Plant that manufactures POCARI SWEAT to observe Rumah Belajar (Learning Centre) Satu Hati Cerdaskan Bangsa.

Up to date, Otsuka Pharmaceutical has over 2,500 employees in Indonesia and has been actively promoting children's education as well as empowering female employees such as by providing a lactation room where mothers can pump and save their breast milk to bring home to their babies and daycare programs.

Satu Hati School

Employing people from diverse cultural background and providing a lactation room really touched the minister's heart. She also praised the work done for children's education at the plant. The learning center in the factory features a Satu Hati School that is held once a week, where employees take turns providing after-school tutoring in Math and English.

"Getting a proper education and be able to enjoy their childhood without exploitation by adults is the right of every child. In addition, it is important for us to pay attention to the process of development of the child.

Families have the greatest role in shaping the character of children", said Minister Gumelar at the Diversity Hall of Kejayan Factory, Pasuruan, Indonesia.